ARC Fabrication is a small business run by Doug Cook with the assistance of his wife Sharon, another of those builders we don’t often hear about but turning out frames and motorcycle parts for riders who happen to hear about their work. Doug is an ex-racer and his enthusiasm for motorcycles resulted in this business that centers around custom motorcycles and fabrication. He can build up a complete custom frame for your motorcycle or a one off exhaust system, some of which are pretty unique.
Doug says he can work with most any engines and wrap a frame around it or build you an exhaust, though he has some standard setups ready to go. If you dig around his site for a while you’ll see he’s willing to try new things and he’s done some nice work, quite a few Ducati powered variations on display.
ARC Fabrications is an example of someone turning out nice work because that’s his passion. He took the same skills he used while welding tubing on rocket engines and now uses it to weld motorcycle frames and exhausts, a rather interesting transition. Sometimes there is so much publicity given to the guys building chopper frames you get the impression that sportbike frames are just too complex for a small builder to attempt. Doug doesn’t think so and maybe a few more builders should try it, too.
Currently, Doug is located in New Hampshire, where he shares a bit of space at BCM Motorsports, but before long he plans to move a bit further south and locate somewhere close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, he’s looking forward to a little longer riding season and some very nice mountan roads. Nice work, Doug.
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Link: ARC Fabrication